• Dereck Chisora v Vitali Klitschko

This is my Super Bowl - Chisora

ESPN staff
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Dereck Chisora has summed up the importance of this weekend's world heavyweight title collision with Vitali Klitschko, insisting Saturday's fight is his Super Bowl.

Chisora bids to win Klitschko's WBC belt when the pair square off in Munich this weekend, in a bout that is expected by bookmakers to be hugely one-sided in favour of the Ukrainian. Chisora has lost two of his last three, although that is a statistic he furiously argues.

"I don't care what people think," said the Brit on Wednesday. "They are not the ones who are going into the ring. I am the one who is doing the fighting so I will decide what happens.

"I have taken those defeats and now here I am boxing for a world title. And it wasn't a defeat against Robert Helenius in Finland, I was robbed. Being defeated and being robbed are two different things. I knew I had won the fight that night. I was robbed."

Chisora's complaints are in relation to a European title bout that saw a controversial decision go the way of Helenius. However, that loss is behind him and he promised that he will never want victory more than when he steps into the ring on Saturday.

"The dream is to become a world champion when you're a boxer. You dream of making it to the top," Chisora explained on Sky Sports News. "If you're a tennis player you dream of Wimbledon, an American Football player thinks of the Super Bowl, for me it's been a dream since I turned pro."

Germany is the second home of the Klitschkos, so Chisora will have to battle the crowd as well as the man standing opposite him at the Olympiahalle. None of that concerns the Brit though, mostly because he does not respect the passion of the Klitschko followers.

"Klitschko fans are not that loud, to be honest," Chisora stated. "They are quite quiet. The Germans are not that loud at fights and I just have to block any noise they do make."

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